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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Met up with JohnL who is a new AI owner on Sunday 21 Nov for a day trip around Pittwater. Launch site was Bayview where there is usually ample free parking. Have to watch out for all the early morning paddlers and dog walkers though. I got there and had to wait for a car spot. By the time John got there heaps of people were leaving and making room.

Launched on a high tide which makes life easier at this location due to the expanse of shallow waters off the boat ramp.

Headed out north of Scotland Island then into Morning Bay to check it out. Leaving the bay we decided to head for Portuguese Bay on the western site of Pittwater for lunch. Bit of tacking involved getting out of Morning Bay then a good trip up to Portuguese Bay.

Only one other group on the beach other than the goannas and magpies. Got to test out the new coffee filter and watch the world pass by before enjoying a fantastic reach back down Pittwater and completing our circumnavigation of Scotland Island via Elvina Bay. Arrived back at Bayview about 1600 in time for questions and answers with people back in the car park.

JohnL after launching at Bayview
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North of Sctland Island and headed for Morning Bay
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Headed for the beach at Portuguese Bay
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Lunch in style. Fresh coffee and wondering what those without AI's are doing.
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Reaching south toward Scotland Island.
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Tracklog (22.5km/15miles)
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Nice 15 kts of wind. Not much pedeling required.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Hi Cowsgomoo

Nice neat report and pics-is that a white pointer on the beach? Let's have a sail in Syd some time. Can you do a Mon or Tues from Northbridge around 10am, the harbour is uncrowded and unchopped by the growing fleet of 50' cruisers mid week?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:43 am 
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Sharp eyes you have there Davew :D But I too saw it and wondered. I think you're right, its a white pointer. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:56 am 
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davew wrote:
Hi Cowsgomoo

Nice neat report and pics-is that a white pointer on the beach? Let's have a sail in Syd some time. Can you do a Mon or Tues from Northbridge around 10am, the harbour is uncrowded and unchopped by the growing fleet of 50' cruisers mid week?


Dave, there were a few white pointers about. Definatly weren't bull sharks that's for sure!

Sure would have liked to have been out there again today. A bad day sailing sure beats a good day working as they say. Unfortunatly work kind of pays for the AI toys so I'm kind of stuck with weekends most of the time.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:08 am 
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I recognise that island! Visited from the UK some years ago and stayed on Scotland Island with a couple that my wife knew. Saw the biggest spider I'd ever seen in my life... (jumping spider or something... prefer UK spiders as they are little).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:46 am 
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Julian Patrick wrote:
I recognise that island! Visited from the UK some years ago and stayed on Scotland Island with a couple that my wife knew. Saw the biggest spider I'd ever seen in my life... (jumping spider or something... prefer UK spiders as they are little).


Yeah, we got rippers here :shock:
Huntsman spiders are pretty common inside houses set in the bush. Of course we've also got the funnel web, wolf spider, orb weaver (not really dangerous but weave huge webs across paths and sit in the middle waiting for something tastey - like a small child). The list goes on.... :lol:

Saw a snake at one of the popular tourist lookouts the other weekend. Was pretty quiet at the end of the day and it moved from under a bush next to the track as I was about to leave. Just wonder how long it had been there with all the visitors walking past. He was pretty cute but got away before I could get a decent lens out to photograph him. Much rather a snake than a spider....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:26 am 
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Enough about spiders, lets talk about white pointers.... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:23 am 
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Hammer wrote:
Enough about spiders, lets talk about white pointers.... :mrgreen:


Maybe I should put up the video on Youtube...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Thanks for the post Cowsgomoo. So much sunshine!! :mrgreen: Just love reading all the warm weather sailing posts this time of year. What was your mileage on this trip? Looks like you went quite a distance.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:44 am 
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Fly'n C Lion wrote:
Thanks for the post Cowsgomoo. So much sunshine!! :mrgreen: Just love reading all the warm weather sailing posts this time of year. What was your mileage on this trip? Looks like you went quite a distance.


Only a short trip this one- 22.5 km (15 miles).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:32 am 
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Looks like it was a nice day out,

Was at Pittater the other weekend taking a AI for a run, have had a prowler, followed by the Hobie outback, new toy at the Sydney boat show will be a AI, cant wait, great weather and no yakak makes a guy dreeam too much.

Once I get the AI look forward to meeting a few fellow Sydney AI people

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:41 am 
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Looks like it was a great day on the water,

Just joined this site, was at pittwater 2 weeks ago at the same spot ona AI testing it as am upgrading for the Hobie outback, there was a good wind and have never felt so free sailing along so close to the water.
Looking forward to the sydney boat show when I will be picking up a new AI, and hopefully meeting some fellow AI sailers in the Sydney area :D.

Sorry about the double post did not think the first one took :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Hi Andrew,

We'll definatly have to organise a day out when you pick up your AI.

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